• Photography is allowed on the grounds and in the museum. Overview photos of the library are allowed, but specific materials cannot be photographed. Photography is not allowed in the Hayes Home. 


  • Parking at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is free. Parking areas are available at the front of the library/museum building and at the back of the building. Bus and RV parking is also available.


  • Handicap parking spaces are conveniently located at the front of the Hayes museum/library building. The handicapped-accessible main entrance features gradual slopes that accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and strollers.
  • The museum has an elevator to each of its floors and a handicapped-accessible lift from the lower level into the weapons vault is being installed.
  • There is a handicapped-accessible lift that can take visitors into the first floor of the Hayes Home. 

  • A mile of paved paths provides access to Spiegel Grove, President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 25-acre wooded estate. The paths can be used to visit the Hayes Tomb, located a short distance from the Hayes Home.
  • Public restrooms are located in the Hayes Museum. They are handicapped-accessible.

Self-Guided Tours

  • Tours of the museum are self-guided. The museum includes two floors explaining Rutherford B. Hayes’s presidency and life and contains artifacts related to the president, his family, and Ohio history.


  • Pets are permitted on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, but are not allowed inside the library, museum or Hayes Home. Service animals are permitted inside the buildings.

Children and Families

  • Children age 5 and younger are admitted to the museum and home for free. Children ages 6-12 can tour the home or museum for $3 or both for $5.
  • In addition to its regular exhibits and tours, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums offers programs for children and families. To see a list of our upcoming programs and events, visit 


  • For additional information, please call 800-998-PRES.